Dr. Vance Thompson


Dr. Vance M. Thompson, a highly accomplished US ophthalmologist, brings over two decades of experience to his practice in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Graduating from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, he has excelled in various specialized fellowships. Dr. Thompson’s remarkable career encompasses over 66,000 successful refractive and cataract surgeries, with expertise in excimer laser PTK/PRK/LASIK, LTK, Phakic IOL’s, Zeiss SMILE, Corneal Collagen Crosslinking, and the Calhoun Light Adjustable Lens.

Actively contributing to advancing vision correction, he serves as a principal investigator in more than 40 FDA-monitored clinical trials. As a co-founder of LASIK Institute, Dr. Thompson is also esteemed for his roles on the editorial boards of Ocular Surgery News and Review of Ophthalmology. Beyond his medical endeavors, Dr. Thompson engages in community interests and holds board positions. With his wife, Jana, he cherishes family, hunting, and fishing, residing in Sioux Falls with their four children.